France P-151i / 20 Francs 1997 – UNC




Issued by Banque de France
Issue 1968-1997 Issue
Demonetized 17.02.2012
Size 140 x 75 mm
Printer Banque de France (France) – BF
Watermark Claude Debussy
Signatures Jean Bonnardin (Comptroller General) – Yves Barroux (Chief Cashier) – Didier Bruneel (General Secretary)
Obverse Portrait of the French impressionist composer Claude Debussy (22nd August 1862 – 25th March 1918);
Tribute to the work of the composer – an illustration for an orchestral composition “La Mer” (The Sea) – three symphonic sketches for orchestra – Debussy’s portrait in front of a painting of Marcel Baschet of a turbulent sea.
Reverse Portrait of Claude Debussy in front of a fountain decor of a scene-painters Lucien Jusseaume and Eugène
Ronsin designed in 1902 for “Pelléas et Mélisande” (Pelléas and Mélisande) opera, a major work of the composer.